Nov 16, 2012 5:00pm EST
, texas, near dallas. take a look at this. witnesses heard several explosions. firefighters are standing back and waiting, which is common with fires at chemical facilities. investigators have not said what is in these containers, but as you can see, the valvoline logo is out among them. >> no reports of injuries on this just yet. but it's massive. >> it just started about 45 minutes ago. we will keep you up to date on this breaking story. >>> still ahead on news4 at 5:00, food critic digs into a new pizza place. >>> the dash to grab up all the twinkies, the ho hos, and wendy's favorite, snowballs. >> yeah, baby. >> how this impacts our local economy. >>> in sports, time for the high school football play-offs. we'll go live to chantilly. >>> high school football, cross-town rivals, huh? >> it's a busy weekend for football. we turn our attention to one of the few undefeated teams in the area. the westfield bulldogs, ranked fourth. they have their work cut out for them against chantilly. these two faced off earlier this season in a nail-biter, with the bulldogs squeaking out a three-point
Nov 8, 2012 5:00pm EST
there towards dallas? that is the warm air that will finally start to make its way our way. it's going to get nice and warm during this weekend. we'll talk more about that, and about the great pattern change coming up. >>> just two days after maryland voters approved a refer ren tum to expand gaming in the state, a new legal challenge aims to stop it. prince george's county bureau chief tracee wilkins is at national harbor where the fate of a potential new casino hangs in the balance. >> reporter: jim, this lawsuit was filed last friday. and they're going to be doing more filing in the coming days hoping to get a hearing on the class action lawsuit. they're filing it on behalf of folks who live just over in on the other side of national harbor. and it's really technical. so we'll have the attorney break down for you what it means. it all comes down to who was qualified and how many people actually voted. there are 3.7 million qualified voters in maryland. on tuesday, about 69% of them came out to vote, and they decided to expand gambling in maryland. according to the state board of elections.
Nov 9, 2012 5:00pm EST
in dallas and 70 in st. louis and 70 in memphis and that's going to be a nice warm up coming our way as temperatures will move close to that 70 degree mark later this weekend. we'll talk about that and what our next storm will bring in just a few minutes. >> all right. >>> living next to a train or bus stop makes it easier to move around our area, but just how well does the public transportation near you connect you to your job. adam live in boston with results from a new study. adam? >> well, wendy so many people rely on mass transit but how easy is it for you to use mass transportation and, more importantly, does it make sense. you don't have to go far to find a commuter train or bus. a new report from the broogings institution said places like downtown d.c., arlington is the best for linking jobs to transit. if you want to live in a place with numerous transit options, you'll usually have to pay a high housing cost for it. some workers simply can't live close to jobs. >> housing in these places is tough to afford and low income residents and middle class residents. >> reporter: if